Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers

One of my favorite appetizers to get from Bonefish Grill is Bang Bang Shrimp. It's crispy shrimp covered in a spicy creamy sauce. The Bang Bang Chicken Tacos are also very good. So, if you don't care for shrimp, the sauce works really well with chicken, too!  I've seen a few copycat recipes floating around, including one for bang bang cauliflower! I settled on this grilled version when I saw how quick it would be to make (great weeknight meal or party appetizer idea!), not to mention, the calories saved without the deep-frying. 

When I went to make dinner, I could not find the sweet thai chile sauce.  I thought for sure I had some, but must have used it or tossed it.  It was nowhere to be found. I ended up googling to make my own sauce, which ended up being very easy - I had everything in my pantry already.  Since the original recipe only calls for 1 1/2 tbsp, I scaled down the sauce recipe I found, but still ended up with about 1/4 cup of sauce.  I used it all and the sauce was a little sweeter, which I really liked.  I'm excited to have this lightened-up version of a restaurant favorite.

Source: SkinnyTaste

  • 2 1/2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped scallions
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sweet thai chile sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
  • 40 raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • pepper
  • oil spray

Soak 8 skewers in water for 30 minutes.

Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

After the skewers have soaked, season the shrimp lightly with pepper. Place 5 shrimp on each skewer.  Lightly oil the grill.  Grill the skewers for 3-4 minutes per side over medium heat, or until cooked through. Remove the skewers from the grill and brush the sauce on both sides.  Serve immediately.


Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

This looks so delicious! Love the sauce!

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